I am excited to begin my 20th year of teaching at Thompson Middle School. As a 1983 gradtuate of Thompson High School, having an impact through education in my hometown has been a wonderful journey. I look forward to the opportunities to connect, learn and grow that a new year brings.
Following my graduation from THS, I attended Auburn University on an ROTC scholarship and graduated in 1987 with a degree in Health Services Administration. I was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Medical Service Corps. Among my numerous assignments in the Army, I served as the Medical Platoon Leader for the 1/67 Armored Batalion, 2nd Armored Division, during the First Gulf War in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in 1990-91. I am very proud of my service, and my time in the Army continues to influence my teaching and my life.
After leaving the Army in 1994, I had a six year run in the corporate world before attending the University of Montevallo, where I received a Masters Degree in Education with a certification in Secondary Social Sciences. My father, a retired Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel, and a high school history teacher, was a huge influence in my decision to enter education.
I was hired at Thompson Middle School in 2002 as an 8th Grade Social Studies teacher. After teaching 8th grade for 3 years, I moved to 6th grade Social Studies where I taught for 16 years. This year will be my first in the 7th grade and I welcome the change and the challenges of the civics and geography curriculum.
You may contact me through email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone: 205.685.8100